Embraer and Eve sign MoU with Groupe ADP

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Aviation Festival AFA 728 x 90Embraer, Eve Air Mobility, and Groupe ADP (Aéroport de Paris) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that focuses on innovation and sustainable development, aiming to prepare the future of low-carbon aviation in and around the Airport of Paris-Le-Bourget, strengthening Embraer’s operations and its facility at Paris-Le Bourget airport, Europe’s leading business aviation airport.

This MoU covers the creation of new capabilities to enhance Embraer’s aircraft maintenance operations, to prepare for the future Energia family, and to support the development of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations with eVTOLs.

With this collaboration, Paris-Le Bourget consolidates its status as an innovative aeronautical cluster and a pioneering airport in decarbonised aviation. As part of this plan, Embraer Services & Support intends to design and then transfer its current facilities to a new maintenance building to optimize its capacity, while aiming for the most advanced standards in low-carbon construction and energy self-sufficiency. The new aircraft maintenance facility is expected to more than double the unit’s capacity.

For Eve, the company intends to work with Groupe ADP to prepare the necessary environment for eVTOL operations, including service and support activities such as training, maintenance, ground handling services, and facilitate potential demonstration flights for public-private initiatives.

Groupe ADP intends to provide its expertise to support future operations of the Energia aircraft family at Paris-Le Bourget, with the study of a hydrogen infrastructure. Embraer’s Energia program was updated last year with two concept aircraft models of 19 and 30 seats, with hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric propulsion.

“We are proud that Embraer, the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative aircraft, and Eve, are strengthening their presence and activities at Paris-Le Bourget airport. We know they will be excellent partners in advancing the transition to low-carbon aviation, especially for small aircraft. Paris-Le Bourget is a pioneering airport. Thanks to the mobilization of all its teams, it will be able to promote Embraer’s new sustainable technologies: hybrid, electric and hydrogen engines”, stated Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO of Groupe ADP.

“We are very happy to deepen our partnership with the Groupe ADP. Our new facilities in Le Bourget will reinforce our commitment to excellence in services, growth, sustainability, and innovation. Embraer has been in France for more than 40 years, and we hope to advance even more our long-term relationship with the country,” said Carlos Naufel, President and CEO, Embraer Services & Support.

Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility, added: “Eve and Groupe ADP have a shared vision of making aviation more sustainable, so this collaboration is an excellent opportunity to support this transition. Eve takes a comprehensive approach to urban air mobility and understands that sustainability must be addressed on all fronts, including service and support facilities and vertiports. We look forward to working with Embraer and Groupe ADP to intensify our efforts and make eVTOL flights a reality globally.”

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